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MEFS Exchange course - ESHRE2019

Pre-treatment strategies in assisted reproductive technology: Does the management of pre-existing gynecologic and endocrine conditions improve the outcome of ART cycles?

 

Precongress Course 16

Sunday 23 June 2019

 

 

Course type

Advanced and Basic

 

Course co-ordinator(s)
Johnny Awwad (Lebanon) and Mohammad Aboulghar (Egypt)


Course description
Beyond technological advances, the success of Assisted Reproductive Technology also depends on the personal characteristics of the patient undergoing the procedure. Some of these characteristics may represent pre-existing benign gynecological conditions, e.g. endometriosis, fibroids, adenomyosis, hydrosalpinx, uterine adhesions; or endocrine disorders, e.g. hypothyroidism, hyperprolactinemia and PCOS. The decision to address these conditions prior to the IVF/ICSI treatment cycle may often lead to unnecessary and potentially harmful interventions, and should therefore be based on established scientific evidence.
This Precongress Course discusses some of these gynecological/endocrine conditions, their impact on the success of IVF/ICSI and the efficacy of proposed pre-treament strategies in view of emerging scientific evidence.


Target audience

·         Reproductive Endocrinologists and Fertility Specialists

·         Biologists involved in Assisted Reproductive Technologies

·         Policy Regulators and Representatives of Third Party Payers


Educational needs and expected outcomes 

At the completion of this pre-congress course, participants should be able to:

·         Describe the mechanisms by which specific gynecologic and endocrine conditions affect the outcome of IVF/ICSI cycles

·         Appraise the literature regarding common practices resulting in potential harm and no proven benefit

·         Understand the cost effectiveness of surgical and medical inerventions proposed as IVF/ICSI pre-treatments to improve outcome

·         Develop an evidence-based decision tree on when and if these interventions are efficacious and medically indicated

 

Programme

Sunday 23 June 2019


Sunday 23 June 2019

09:00 - 17:00

PCC16: MEFS exchange course: Pre-treatment strategies in assisted reproductive technology: Does the management of pre-existing gynecologic and endocrine conditions improve the outcome of ART cycles?

 

Chair: Johnny Awwad, Lebanon

 

09:00 - 09:30   Pre-IVF treatment of endometriosis: What, when and for how long?

                       Johnny Awwad, Lebanon

 

09:30 - 09:45   Discussion

 

09:45 - 10:15   Pre-IVF treatment of uterine fibroids: When does intervention become beneficial?

                        Mohamed Aboulghar, Egypt

 

10:15 - 10:30  Discussion

 

10:30 - 11:00  Coffee break

 

Chair: Michel Abou Abdallah, Lebanon

 

11:00 - 11:30   Pre-IVF treatment of uterine adenomyosis: Is intervention useful at all?

                        Togas Tulandi, Canada

 

11:30 - 11:45   Discussion

 

11:45 - 12:15   Pre-IVF treatment of severe tubal disease: To treat or not to treat?

                        John Petrozza, U.S.A.

 

12:15 - 12:30   Discussion

 

12:30 - 13:30   Lunch break

 

Chair: Michel Abou Abdallah, Lebanon

 

13:30 - 14:00   Pre-IVF treatment of uterine cavity defects: The do’s and the don’ts

                        Togas Tulandi, Canada

 

14:00 - 14:15  Discussion

 

14:15 - 14:45  Pre-IVF thyroid function screening –why test, what to test and how to interpret

                       Lubna Pal, U.S.A.

 

14:45 - 15:00   Discussion

 

15:00 - 15:30  Coffee break

 

Chair: Mohamed Aboulghar, Egypt

 

15:30 - 16:00   Pre-IVF management of PCOS: How significant is the role of insulin sensitizers?

                        Lubna Pal, U.S.A.

 

16:00 - 16:15  Discussion

 

16:15 - 16:45  Pre-IVF management of poor response: Much ado about nothing?

                       John Petrozza, U.S.A.

 

16:45 - 17:00   Discussion

 

 

https://www.eshre.eu/ESHRE2019/Programme/Precongress-Courses/Course-16-MEFS